About Engineering at Ohio State and available coursework at Ohio State Marion
Ohio State's *nationally ranked College of Engineering currently offers 15 engineering major programs which span the breadth of careers within the profession. Admission into each engineering major program is competitive and based on a student's academic performance in foundational courses. Of the 15 engineering majors in the College of Engineering, Ohio State Marion offers the first full year of coursework towards an Ohio State degree in engineering and select second-year course offerings in the areas of computer science engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, in addition to growing the general education curriculum for engineering. Ohio State Marion also offers all coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.
*(In U.S. News and World Report's 2022 Best Colleges issue, Ohio State's undergraduate engineering program again ranks first in Ohio and 16th among public universities nationwide. Among both public and private institutions, Ohio State's College of Engineering ranks 27th, up one spot from last year.)
Ohio State undergraduate engineering majors available:
- Engineering Technology (available only on the Lima, Mansfield and Marion campuses)
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Environmental Engineering
- Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Welding Engineering
College of Engineering requirements:
Although students can apply for direct enrollment in the College of Engineering based on high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and a strong record of math/science courses, admission to engineering majors is competitive and based on performance in the foundational courses required of each major. Regional campus students can “campus change” to the College of Engineering on Columbus campus after completing 30 credit hours
of coursework, which includes core math and science courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students should consult the engineering academic advisor when planning their schedules and applying for campus change.
Contact: Penny Eyster, Engineering Academic Advisor
Sample Engineering Courses at Ohio State Marion
ENGRE 1181 and ENGR 1182 Fundamental Engineering:
The Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence teaches basic but invaluable engineering skills that are required for future coursework and careers. Incoming freshmen take a two-semester course series, which broadly introduces the topics of technical graphics (i.e. 3D visualization and sketching), computer-aided design, programming in MATLAB, engineering design and analysis, project management, teamwork, oral and written technical communication. The topics and laboratories presented in these courses provide students with a broad overview of engineering's various disciplines. Many "undecided" first-year students use these courses to help them narrow down and declare a major of interest in the College of Engineering.
CSE 2221 Software Component:
This course provides information about foundations of software engineering; design by contract principles, mathematical modeling of software functionality, components-based software from client perspective; and layered data representation.
CSE 2231 Software Development and Design:
This course explores Data representation using hashing, search trees, and linked data structures; algorithms for sorting; using trees for language processing; component interface design; and best practices in Java.
CSE 1222: Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ for Engineers and Scientists
This class provides Introduction to computer programming and to problem solving techniques using computer programs with applications in engineering and the physical sciences. In this class students become familiar with algorithm development using C++ programming language. C++ is general-purpose programming language which is designed for performance, efficiency, and flexibility.
ME 2010: Statics:
Statics is the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of a physical systems that is in static equilibrium with their environment (do not experience any acceleration). In this course Vector concepts of static equilibrium for isolated and connected bodies, centroids, inertia, truss, frame and machine analysis, and friction is discussed.
The course is an introduction to analog circuits and covers DC (Direct Current) and AC (Alternate Current) circuits. Circuit analysis techniques for linear circuits with passive and active circuit elements are covered in the course. It also covers the analysis, design, and implementation of the steady-state and transient behavior of passive elements. Filter design and domain transformations are also taught. Applications of analog systems are also presented to provide a real-world perspective. Hands-on laboratory experiments utilizing instruments allow for building, testing, and troubleshooting circuits and preparation of reporting standards.
ECE 2060 Introduction to Digital Logic:
The course is an introduction to the theory and practice of combinational and clocked sequential networks. Number representation used in today's digital systems and conversion techniques is introduced in the course. The content is divided into two combinational and clocked sequential digital logic systems and their analysis and synthesis. Modern computer tools for digital design, testing, and simulation are introduced. Hands-on laboratory experiments involve the implementation of design schematics, VHDL code, and programming the hardware using modern FPGAs. Applications of digital combinational and sequential systems are also presented to provide a real-world perspective.
Career Opportunities in Engineering
Engineering refers to any type of science concerned with the design, construction and use of machines, systems and structures. It's a vast field that has applications in nearly every industry, from manufacturing and production to shipping and construction. Engineers of various types were likely involved in the home you live in, the building you work at, the bridges you drive over and the products that you buy. If you’re interested in problem solving, experimentation and machine development, a career in engineering may suit you.
Engineering is one of the broadest fields of study, and the exact skills and duties of an engineer can vary depending on the field they specialize in. Some of the main types of engineering fields include
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer science engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
Popular careers in engineering (from Indeed.com)
If you’re interested in a career in engineering, you’ll find that there are many specialties to explore. Below are 14 common types of engineering careers you might consider: aeronautical engineer, biomedical engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, computer science engineer, electrical engineer, environmental engineer. industrial engineer, marine engineer, materials engineer, mechanical engineer, nuclear engineer, petroleum engineer, and software engineer. Engineering is salaries in these fields range on average from $74,000 to $130,000 annually. Engineering is considered one of the more lucrative career fields to enter.
Campus Involvement in Engineering
Ohio State Marion offers a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research. In addition, Ohio State Marion partners with regional manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.
Internships and co-ops at Ohio State Marion
Engineering students at Ohio State Marion have access to internships through the Office of Engineering Career Services (ecs.osu.edu). Students have recently obtained internships with Anderson Windows, Fidelity, Whirlpool, ArcelorMittal Tubular, Sakamura Machine Co., LTD., and others. Requirements for applying to the Internship and Co-op program include completing at least 1.5 semesters at Ohio State and maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5. Interested in applying for internships? Students may also utilize Handshake, Ohio State's new university-wide position posting system where students have access to search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, co-ops, and full-time career opportunities. Thousands of jobs, internship and career opportunities are posted in Handshake as well as information on upcoming career fairs and on-campus recruiting events.
Engineering student involvement at Ohio State Marion
Engineering Seminar Series:
The Engineering Seminar Series hosts professionals across diverse engineering fields from both academia and industry. The series will highlight engineering projects and insight from top experts in the field. Also, speakers will discuss about different career paths in engineering and help students to set their career goals.
Engineering Club at Ohio State Marion:
The Engineering Club at Ohio State Marion provides the opportunity for engineering students to get involved in engineering activities, including engineering meetings, local industry field trips, presentations by industry professionals, workshops, social activities, and more.
Engineering Summer Camps & Programs at Ohio State Marion
Engineering Middle School Camp:
Summer Engineering Camp is a week-long day camp (in June) that provides an opportunity for middle school students to explore engineering disciplines by participating in activities that broaden their knowledge and skills. Students will participate in interactive sessions and work on hands-on projects that allows them to develop critical thinking skills in order to solve problems. Camp participants will learn about current engineering tools and software applications used by the professionals in the field. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the engineering faculty and staff and network with industry experts which will facilitate them in making informed decisions about their career. The experience gained by participating in this camp will facilitate students in building pathways into high school and college-level programs.
Engineering Camp for High School Juniors and Seniors:
The Summer Engineering Institute is a four-day long camp (in June) that provide students the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of engineering. The institute will introduce students to a variety of engineering disciplines and presents some engineering fundamentals. The basic engineering topics will include the engineering design process, teamwork skills, elements of problem solving, and engineering professionalism and ethics. Participants will work in teams using hands-on activities to design, build, and test engineering projects.
Engineering Camp for College Freshmen:
The Engineering Camp for College Freshmen is a week-long camp (early august) designed for new engineering and engineering technology students. Math, physics, and engineering faculty will lead sessions. They will provide head start to prepare participants for their college learning experience at The Ohio State University at Marion.
Engineering Faculty & Staff
Engineering technology students are taught by faculty who are respected in their fields. With smaller class sizes, students will get to know their faculty and will receive personalized attention. Engineering technology faculty include:
Dr. Golrokh Mirzaei
Coordinator, Engineering Programs
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Engineering
Science & Engineering Building, Room 210E
Dr. Qudsia Tahmina
Assistant Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering Building, Room 210D
Dr. Nima Mansouri
Assistant Professor of Practice, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Science & Engineering Building, Room 210K
Senior Lecturer, Engineering
Science & Engineering Building, Room 210P
Ranjith Kumar Abhinavam Kailasanathan
Science & Engineering Building, Room 210P
Maynard Hall, Room 100N
Engineering technology students will have the opportunity to learn in world-class facilities including the newly opened 32,000 sq. ft. Science and Engineering Building on the Marion campus. Opened in 2017, the building is a $15.5 million investment in STEM education.